Coronavirus travel health

Check the latest information on risk from COVID-19 for Macao on the TravelHealthPro website

See the TravelHealthPro website for further advice on travel abroad and reducing spread of respiratory viruses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Testing

On 4 October, the Macao SAR Government announced that all local residents and people staying in Macao are required to take a COVID-19 test by 9pm on 7 October. This includes people who have recently taken a test. You can find further details by visiting the Macao SAR Government Information Bureau website.

International travel

Commercial flights are currently only operating between Macao and cities in Mainland China.

Entry and borders

See Entry requirements to find out what you will need to do when you arrive in Macao.

Everyone should comply with the measures put in place in Macao to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Returning to the UK

Travelling from and returning to the UK

If you plan to pass through another country to return to the UK, check the travel advice for the country you’re transiting. If you will pass through a red list country, book your hotel quarantine package before travelling to the UK.

When you return, you must follow the rules for entering the UK.

Be prepared for your plans to change

No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.

Plan ahead and make sure you:

  • can access money
  • understand what your insurance will cover
  • can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

Public spaces and services

Macao has introduced a QR three-colour code system, which replaces the previous digital health declaration needed at border checkpoints and for entering public administration premises, casinos and other venues. The new code requires its users to confirm whether they have been in COVID-19 quarantine at home or in a government-run facility and consists of three colours: red, yellow, green. Visitors receiving red or yellow codes may be subject to testing, hospitalisation or restrictions on their movements.

Bus services between Hong Kong and Macao, using the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, recommenced a limited service on 8 May. All passengers wanting to board a shuttle bus to cross the bridge departing from Hong Kong to Macao must present a certificate confirming that they have tested negative for COVID-19 within seven days of their departure. Contact the service provider for the latest schedule.

Healthcare in Macao

For contact details of doctors, visit our list of healthcare providers.

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. Read guidance on how to look after your mental wellbeing and mental health.

View Health for further details on healthcare in Macao.

See also the guidance on healthcare if you’re waiting to return to the UK.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live in Macao

We will update this page when the Government of Macao announces new information on the national vaccination programme. You can sign up to get email notifications when this page is updated.

The Macao national vaccination programme started in February 2021 and is using Sinopharm and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines. The Government of Macao has stated that British nationals resident in Macao are eligible for vaccination if they choose to join the programme. You should visit the Government of Macao SAR’s national vaccination programme website for further details and information on how to book an appointment.

Find out more, including about vaccines that are authorised in the UK or approved by the World Health Organisation, on the COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad.

If you’re a British national living in Macao, you should seek medical advice from your local healthcare provider. Information about COVID-19 vaccines used in the national programme where you live, including regulatory status, should be available from local authorities.

Further information

If you need urgent consular assistance, contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate. All telephone numbers are available 24/7.

The Macao government website provides further information.